EAT & DRINK - CROISSANTS

Eastside Sydney has the best restaurants, bars, bakeries and clothes stores in this city, with more than one giving a nod to “Le Style Francais”.

Let’s start with the CROISSANT…

For the best croissant in town you absolutely cannot go past Nadine Ingram’s buttery croissant. At $6 per item, the Flour & Stone croissant has had some debates raging online recently - can you justify paying $6 for a croissant? Nadine thinks you can and defends her price point by pointing out the high quality ingredients she uses (pepe saya butter and country valley milk included) and the fair wages she pays her staff. By the looks of the bustling store and the “sold out” signs daily, many people agree with her. Flour and Stone lovingly make the best butter croissants in town and have the t-shirt to prove it!

Darlinghurst’s Infinity Bakery does a mighty fine croissant and also serves homemade fruit jams, if that’s your preference. They use local produce and organic ingredients: stone ground certified organic flour from NSW; Murray River inland salt; extra virgin olive oil from the NSW countryside, and honey from Sydney’s rooftops.

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There’s a reason Bourke Street Bakery (Surry Hills and Potts Point) has lines snaking out the door each Saturday morning. It’s the cakes, sausage rolls and YES croissants that set the scene for this hipster-loving, foodies paradise. Baked and raised from humble beginnings in Surry Hills, this local’s favourite has grown to become one of Sydney’s most iconic food destinations, even stretching all the way to NYC!

Croissant D’Or in Macleay St is a Potts Point institution. Not a lot has changed on this menu (does anyone know how long its been here? 30? 40 years?) and the locals wouldn’t have it any other way. As the name itself suggests croissants - golden, buttery and flakey - feature prominently.

EAT & DRINK - The best places to detox in Eastside

January calls of all kinds of overhauls. None is more significant than that of your health. Whether you are looking to lose the post Christmas bloat or make some lasting changes to your lifestyle, Eastside is home to some of the best health and wellness outlets.

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We are loving yoga and reformer pilates at One Hot Yoga in Potts Point, and the fresh whole food breakfasts at Ouroboros Wholefoods in Surry Hills.

Another gem is the outdoor training in the many parks around Eastside, Rushcutters Bay is a sweat fest thanks to Rushcutters Bay Boot Camp and the pool is splashing from 6am at Andrew Boy Charlton in Woolloomooloo. If you’re after a flexible training option then maybe ClassPass is for you? The credits based gym membership gives you access to multiple classes and fitness experiences around the city, and means you can jump around town, invite friends and really be a part of Eastside.

If none of these establishments are your thing, don’t forget that Eastside is bordered by some of the most stunning foreshore walks in Sydney. The Botanic Gardens are the ideal spot for a picnic or take a stroll down to Elizabeth Bay and then along the wharves of Woolloomooloo, finishing with a fresh salad at Fratelli Fresh or a cutting edge play from the Sydney Theatre Company.

Eastside is all about experiences, the best of both and balancing creativity and fun with activity and health, take advantage of your neighbourhood in 2019!

MUSIC - Who's ready for Carols in the Domain?

Every year Carols in the Domain is a highlight of the festive season. With incredible guest performers from around the world and the warmest community feel you could possibly ask for, Sydney is ramping up for year another year of glorious Christmas cheer.

Held on the 22nd of December in the Domain next to the NSW Art Gallery make sure you book your seats early and get ready for a busy night with the locals. Family friendly and a great event to book in for guests travelling from overseas or interstate.

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This year’s event will feature performances from The Wiggles, Samantha Jade, Isiah Firebrace, Troy Cassar Daley, Mickey Mouse, Thirsty Merc, Paulini and Mickey Mouse amongst a heap of other incredible talents from screen and stage.

Not one to be missed find more information here!